Orange You Fabulous!

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By Guest Blogger: Makeup Artist & Wellness Consultant, Rebecca Casciano

Ahhh, it’s finally Spring, that magical time of renewal and rebirth. Inspired by the budding flowers and warmer temps, we turn to our wardrobe and beauty products to express ourselves in vibrant, new ways. As we transition from winter wear to lighter layers and bright pops of color, we also want to revamp our makeup look for the season. One of the easiest ways to update your makeup is to choose a new lip color. If you love the power and attitude of a red lip, try this season’s biggest beauty trend, the orange lip. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s making a juicy comeback for Spring and Summer 2011!
The sister of the classic red lip, the orange lip can be a bit less fiery, yet just as sexy and dynamic. The look showed up on countless runways and has already been spotted on several celebrities this season. The good news is you don’t have to be a model or celeb to rock this look, just have an adventurous spirit and be willing to try something new. Wearing orange can be a bit more unconventional than red, but there are various ways to make it work for you.
Consider all the many shades of orange; there’s red-orange, pastel orange, coral, peach, salmon and tangerine, just to name a few. Just like red, there is an orange for everyone, depending on your skin tone, style and preference. If you’re up for a bold look, try a matte or cream lipstick such as M.A.C.‘s Morange or Lady Danger and Make Up Forever “Rouge Artist Intense” in #40. If you prefer to ease into orange, try a sheer wash of color with glosses such as NARS Babe or M.A.C. Lychee Luxe.
With sheer colors, you can be on-trend while staying within your comfort zone. Ultimately, you should feel confident and beautiful in whatever hue you choose! The bolder orange lip looks simply chic when paired with a neutral look on the eyes and a pop of blush. Remember to use a complementary blush color, with orange undertones, such as peach or brick red on deeper skin tones. But don’t limit yourself to the traditional approach! For evening, you can create a decidedly different look by pairing your orangey lip with a splash of green or blue on your eyes.
Whatever style you choose to embrace this trend, make it juicy! Remember orange evokes feelings of creativity, happiness and celebration- just in time for fun in the sun!
If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to experience Rebecca Casciano’s beauty expertise, head out to Polish Bar of Brooklyn’s beauty brunch this Saturday, April 23rd at their Vanderbilt location. As an in-house beauty PRO, Rebecca can transform your winter blues into Spring and Summer ahhhhhs! Book an appointment for a Rebecca Casciano/Polish Bar of Brooklyn beauty boost today by clicking here.

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Terrinique says:

I am a dark skin girl and wear little makeup. I shy away from using a lot of different colors because they don’t quite match my skin tone. What lip color do you recommend for dark skin girls?

Rebecca says:

Hi Terrinique,

I’m glad you asked! There are several lip colors that will complement your beautiful skin tone. If you’re not used to wearing a lot of color, you may want to start off with a sheer gloss or lipstick in a burgundy, brick red, raspberry, wine or a deep orange shade.

Sheer lip products will allow some of your natural lip color show through, making them a bit more wearable than cream or matte products. I encourage you to have an open mind and experiment with different colors until you find one you love! Let me know how it goes ;)

xo R

Terrinique says:

Thanks! I will try and let you know the results.